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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

KXLY picking up Ben Shapiro’s conservative radio show

KXLY has announced plans to air Ben Shapiro’s syndicated radio show, a month after the conservative political commentator was barred from speaking at Gonzaga University.

RenTech’s Mercer resigns, sells Breitbart stake to daughters

Renaissance Technologies’ Robert Mercer plans to step down as co-chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, as he tries to distance himself from controversy over his political ties to associates of …

Berkeley closes streets, police align for conservative talk

Police in riot gear ringed the campus of the University of California, Berkeley and surrounding streets Thursday, helping to keep the peace as hundreds of protesters gathered outside a venue …

German Foreign Ministry pokes fun at Breitbart gaffe

Germany’s Foreign Ministry is having some fun at the expense of a Breitbart News gaffe.

UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017

Breitbart lost 90 percent of its advertisers in two months

The number of advertisers on the alt-right site has dropped 90 percent in recent months, from 242 in March to 26 in May, according to data from MediaRadar, a …

Committee rejects Breitbart application for congressional press credentials

Breitbart News Network, a conservative media organization once headed by Stephen K. Bannon, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, isn’t qualified to hold a congressional press pass.

Analysis: Trump risks turning Breitbart into an enemy by sidelining Bannon

The seeds of Breitbart’s resentment were sown months before President Donald Trump cut down chief strategist Stephen Bannon this week. Now the question is whether the hard-right news site that …

How Bannon’s multimedia machine drove a movement and paid him millions

Stephen Bannon has constructed intricate multimedia machine comprising nonprofit organizations and private companies, and has leveraged his to advance his conservative, populist agenda and bring in millions of dollars.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017

Breitbart readers take issue with UW Tacoma policy addressing racism in writing

Breitbart, the alt-right website, got more than 4,000 comments on a short story Wednesday highlighting a statement from the University of Washington Tacoma Writing Center regarding racism in writing and …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017

Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos in hot water: Conservative group cancels speech; book pulled

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat …

Shawn Vestal: Breitbart and the ‘devastation’ of Twin Falls

Breitbart News’ treatment of Twin Falls, Idaho is illustrative of its approach to “news.”

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017

Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech at WSU canceled due to weather

Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ scheduled speech at Washington State University-Pullman tonight has been canceled, the WSU College Republicans announced on their Facebook page. The club said the cancellation is due …

Campuses shouldn’t squelch loathsome speaker

The U.S. Constitution protects the ravings of a Yiannopoulous, just as it does the burning of the American flag. If the United States is to remain a safe space for …

Controversial far-right speaker at WSU prompts need for funds for extra security

Washington State University College Republicans are scrambling to raise $1,000 for security costs associated with a visit of Milo Yiannopoulos, a far-right speaker and editor of Breitbart News, with little …

German companies pull advertising from US website Breitbart

Several large German companies, including carmaker BMW, have pulled their ads from U.S.-based news and opinion website Breitbart due to concerns about its content, following a similar move by cereal …

Breitbart News urges boycott of Kellogg after brand abandons website

Breitbart News urged its readers to boycott Kellogg Co. after the cereal maker stopped advertising on the news site, whose former chairman is a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.

Kellogg pulls ads from Breitbart amid concerns about hate speech

Kellogg is pulling its ads from the website Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization whose former chairman Steve Bannon was tapped as a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump draws sharp rebuke, concerns over Bannon appointment

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the White House has drawn a sharp rebuke from political strategists who see in Bannon a controversial …

Dana Milbank: Inside the Trump conspiracy factory

If past is prologue, Trump will, in this final week of the campaign, find a way to mention the story of Bill Clinton’s love child. Stone to Jones to Bannon …

Trudy Rubin: Trump mainstreams conspiracy theories

Now a large segment of Americans are fed outrageous conspiracy theories on the web, theories that are amplified and promoted by the GOP presidential candidate.

Michael Gerson: Conservative media bubble about to burst

It is a model that has been good for Rush and Fox, but bad for the GOP. Republicans are now caught in a complicated electoral dynamic. What their base, incited …

Breitbart reporter involved in Donald Trump incident resigns

The Breitbart News reporter allegedly roughed up last week at a Donald Trump press conference has resigned from the conservative website, saying that she can’t work for an organization that …

Reporter tells police she was battered at Trump event

A reporter for a conservative news website has filed a police report alleging that she was battered at a Donald Trump press conference in Florida.